The Group’s social responsibility initiatives have evolved with the times. This section shows our major sustainability milestones and their impacts to date.
Impacts of Key Initiatives
70.82 million badges
“Yellow Badge Donation” program (Since 1965)
Each year Sompo Japan donates Yellow Badges that come with traffic accident insurance to students entering their first grade of elementary school in Japan. Until 2023, a total of 70.82 million students have received the badges.
Sompo Museum of Art (Since 1976)
In addition to the permanent exhibition of Van Gogh's "Sunflowers," the museum also exhibits works by Gauguin, Cézanne, Seiji Togo, and others, attracting a cumulative total of 6,350,639 visitors as of the end of March 2023. The museum was relocated to the new museum building in 2020 and opened as the SOMPO Museum of Art.
2,054.1 million yen
Financial support for welfare Civil societies (Since 1977)
Sompo Welfare Foundation provides financial support for civil societies and other organizations engaged in social welfare activities. As of the end of March 2023, the foundation offered a total of 3,269 grants, which sum up to 2,054.1 million yen.
222.51 million yen
Scholarship Funding for Long-term Care Workers in Training (Since 1992)
To promote the development of care workers, the Sompo Welfare Foundation provides scholarships for students in training to become long-term care workers. As of the end of March 2023, the Foundation had paid a total of 222.51 million yen in funding for 324 students.
Public Seminars on the Environment (Since 1993)
As of the end of March 2023, 36,400 people had participated in these environmental seminars, jointly held by the Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF), the Sompo Environment Foundation, and Sompo Japan.
Approx. 34.8 billion yen
Sompo Japan Green Open (Eco fund) (Since 1999)
Sompo Asset Management’s “Sompo Japan Green Open” invests in environmentally friendly Japanese companies whose stocks are expected to be profitable. As of the end of May 2023, approximately 34.8 billion yen were under management by the fund.
CSO Learning Scholarship Program (Since 2000)
As of the end of March 2023, a total of 1,276 university undergraduate and graduate students had participated in this internship program organized by the Sompo Environment Foundation and were provided with work experience at environmental organizations.
The Great East Japan Earthquake—continuous support for recovery (2011)
More than 3,000 employees were sent to the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake to facilitate prompt insurance payments. We are also providing continuous support through our core business and other activities to meet the evolving needs of disaster-hit areas.
Over 61,000 participants
SAVE JAPAN Project (Since 2011)
From 2011 to the end of March 2023, over 61,000 people participated in 997 events of the SAVE JAPAN Project, a community-based biodiversity conservation program implemented in all over Japan in collaboration with environmental and civil society groups.
Cumulative total of over 72,000 participants
Bosai JAPAN-DA Project (Since 2014)
We have teamed up with the Yumemi Trunk Puppet Theater Troupe and the NPO Plus Arts to offer puppet shows and experience-based workshops to teach children – society’s future leaders – and their parents how to protect themselves and others in emergency situations. As of the end of March 2023, more than 72,000 people had participated in a total of 503 events nationwide.
Caravan-Mate Training for Dementia Supporters (Since 2016)
Our Group provides internal Caravan-Mates training to effectively train dementia supporters who have appropriate knowledge of the disease, and watch out for and support patients and their families. Once trained, Caravan-Mates go on to provide training for dementia supporters in various workplaces. Through this initiative, we strive to be more considerable when engaging with the elderly and those suffering from dementia.
As of the end of March 2023, the total number of dementia supporters and Caravan-Mates among Group employees and agency employees had reached 24,502.